Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!

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Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!

Project Report | Dec 20, 2023
Hugo Was Tied Up In 100+-Degree Heat

By Emily Fromm | Chief Development Officer

At the E.R., struggling to survive
At the E.R., struggling to survive

Thank you for donating to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund! Your gift has helped pets like Hugo, a 7-month-old doberman mix who was tied up outside in blistering Texas heat.

Williamson County (TX) Regional Animal Shelter Director Misty Valenta writes: "On the day Hugo was tethered outside for five hours, the temperature rose to 106 degrees.

"When Animal Control found Hugo, he was in severe heat stroke. He had a temperature of 107 when he arrived at the emergency clinic.

"The veterinarian gave Hugo a 50/50 chance of survival and, after some very difficult conversations, the shelter chose to give him a chance. After a night of extensive care, his vitals were in a much better place."

The shelter received a Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant to help cover Hugo's treatment. Once he was stabilized, he moved into a foster home.

"He did great in his foster home," Valenta says, "recovering slowly but surely, while learning lots of manners and basking in the life of a loving home. He went for walks, snuck in all the snuggles he could, and generally lived his best life while continuing to his recovery.

"Ultimately, his foster family decided that he was already home.

"Hugo's journey was a rollercoaster. The funds from the Petfinder Foundation helped Hugo completely heal and get him to his HOME. He is completely adored by his new family. So now we want to say thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for helping us help Hugo heal."

Thank you for helping us help homeless pets!

Recovering in foster care
Recovering in foster care
Making himself at home
Making himself at home
Officially adopted!
Officially adopted!

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Petfinder Foundation

Location: Tucson, AZ - USA
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Project Leader:
Emily Fromm
Chief Development Officer
Tucson , AZ United States

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